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Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji)

Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji) 芝増上寺
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji) 芝増上寺
Series: 20 Views of Tokyo
Date 1st edition?1925
Date of this item?1934 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Osaka Mainichi Publishing Company
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Aiban
DB item code: 30709
Notes (1st edition)?Warning: As of around 2012 there is a new publisher of this scene: Sakai Kokodo (酒井好古堂). It looks very similar to the Watanabe version but can be purchased in Japan for around $200. The blocks were carved by Asaka Motoharu (朝香元晴)and printed by Hishimura Toshi(菱村敏). Please be careful that you don't accidently pay an exorbitant price for such a print mistakenly thinking it is an original Watanabe-published print. Dishonest sellers are actively selling this edition on eBay and an auction in Japan. Please see my research note here:

http://www.ohmigallery.com/Sales/Beware_of_Hasui_Zojoji_Restrikes.htm

Artist: Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
Title: Zojo Temple, Shiba
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo
Date: 1925
Medium: woodblock
Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Illustrated: Hasui, pl. 147

川瀬巴水画
東京二十景
芝増上寺
サイズ:およそ 38.5cm×26cm
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this item. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

JAPAN
TODAY & TOMORROW
1934 (1933 - 1934 Edition)

Soft cover, magazine format with paperback book type binding. Ad's, news text, black and white as well as color plates with original tissue cover pages; one original block print. Printed on paper about the same weight as magazine stock, but not slick. The color plates and block print are printed on sturdier stock.

Measures 10 - 1/2" x 15", 184 pages. The Osaka Maninichi Publishers. "Whoever seeks facta and truth as the first step in forming correct judgment about Japan and the Japanese today, will find here the best source of reliable information obtainable. A word to the Wise is sufficient." . . . Quoted from the top of the contents page.

The following page is tissue cover page over a black and white high quality plate showing H.I.H. Tsugu-no-Mia, The Crown Prince of Japan. The next page has a short insert explaining that this publication is meant to show the industrial activities of Japan and the Empire of Manchu that has come to stay.

There are 8 full page plates, the image of the Crown Prince, followed by 7 full color plates; "The Outer Wedding Robe for a Bride"; "A Japanese Garden"; "Dojoji"; "The Cranes": "A Folding Fan"; "Nara Dolls"; and "Zojoji". The last being a woodcut print in typical ukiyoe style.

CONDITION: All the plates are here along with the tissue cover pages on which the description of the plates is printed. The pages have yellowed and appear to be brittle around the edges especially. The outer layer of the spine is missing, bumps around the edges of the covers.

Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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